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O’Brien County Beaver Tail Bounty

O’Brien County will be offering a bounty of $35.00 per tail for beavers taken during the 2020 – 2021 trapping season.  The maximum that will be paid out is $5,000.00. Beavers will be accepted at the Mill Creek Park Conservation Board Shop, 5660 460th St., Paullina on Mondays from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.  The first Monday that you may bring them to the shop is November 9, 2020.  Here are the guidelines: Beaver(s) must be taken in O’Brien County between

Youth Pheasant Hunt – October 24 – Sign Up Soon!

An exciting opportunity for youth to get involved in outdoor activities will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020.  The O’Brien County Conservation Board is partnering with Mark’s Pump Sales & Service and the O’Brien County Sportsmen’s Club to host a Youth Pheasant Hunt at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center. Participants will arrive at 4270 Roosevelt Avenue at 8:00 a.m. on October 24.  The warm up trap shoot will begin at 8:30 a.m.  Mentors will then take youth

Life Jackets and Stand Donated by UnityPoint Health St. Luke’s

The O’Brien County Conservation Board would like to sincerely thank Amanda Monroe-Rubendall and UnityPoint Health St. Luke’s for their very generous donation of life jackets and a life jacket stand for Mill Creek Park!  Paullina Building Center donated the lumber used to build the stand.  These life jackets will be kept near the beach area and can be used by the public at any time.  Borrow a life jacket and return it when you are done!

Douma Park Renovations Complete!

The long-awaited opening of Douma Park has finally arrived!  The park rangers and contractors have done an amazing job on the upgrade.  Visitors will hardly believe that it is the same park! The shower facility is an outstanding addition to the park.  This amenity alone will transform the park into a modern, attractive location.  Be sure to check out the registration station located under the awning between the front doors for your camping envelopes and other information. Spacious campsites have

Prairie Heritage Center Open on Saturdays!

The Prairie Heritage Center is entering another phase of reopening.  Beginning July 11, 2020, we will again be welcoming guests on Saturdays between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Visitors are also welcome Wednesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  We have developed some guidelines to help us ensure the safety of all of our guests, and they are posted below.  Come see us!

Get to Know our Areas: Round Two!

Most people are familiar with one or two areas that the conservation board manages.  This summer there is an opportunity to explore more!  The “Get to Know the Conservation Board Areas” activity will give you a guided plan to check out 19 of the 25 areas managed by the conservation board. Download the form or email us and we will send a form to you.  Head out to visit each of the sites.  There are GPS coordinates and a clue

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